Grand Union Canal with Lunch and Cream Tea (19 Jun 18)

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Grand Union Canal with Lunch and Cream Tea (19 Jun 18)

69.00

Enjoy a round-trip cruise along The Grand Union canal and through the famous Blisworth Tunnel aboard Indian Chief narrowboat. Your canal boat trip is preceded by a visit to the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne including entrance to The Canal Museum followed by a two course Roast lunch at The Boat Inn. Your day finishes back at The Boat Inn for a Cream Tea.

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What's Included

  • All coach travel is by comfortable coach;
  • The services of our friendly courier throughout the day;
  • Two Course Roast Lunch at The Boat Inn;
  • Narrowboat journey along the Grand Union Canal aboard Indian Chief;
  • Cream Tea at The Boat Inn;
  • Entrance fee to The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne.
 

The Canal Museum and Stoke Bruerne

The Canal Museum is at the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. It’s a treasure trove of stories, displays, films and collections all about our waterways. The Canal Museum, housed on two floors of a historic corn mill, provides a free audio guide that will take you on a journey through the stories and traditions of Britain's historic canals.

The village itself is full of little surprises – not least the towpath to the Blisworth Tunnel, where boaters used to 'leg' their boats through the narrow passage. You'll find an idyllic picture of passing canal boats, thatched cottages and local wildlife. Most of the buildings in the village have been around for over 200 years.


Itinerary

  • 11:00 arrive Stoke Bruerne and visit The Canal Museum.
  • 12:30 two course Roast Lunch at The Boat Inn.
  • 14:00 Narrowboat journey on the Grand Union Canal on the “Indian Chief”.
  • 16:00 Cream Tea at The Boat Inn.
  • 17:00 depart Stoke Bruerne.
  • Return to joining points between 19:00—20:00.

Coach joining points and pick-up times (GREEN route)

  • 07:40 Yateley - Dog & Partridge
  • 07:50 Hartley Wintney - Bus Stop Swan Court
  • 08:00 Hook - Old White Hart Pub Bus Stop
  • 08:15 Hatch (Old Basing) - Belle Vue Road Bus Stop on junction with Cromwell Close
  • 08:30 Chineham Shopping Centre East Car Park Bus Stop
  • 08:45 Basingstoke - Coach Bay opposite The Anvil on Churchill Way
  • 08:50 Basingstoke - Leisure Park (Bus Stop for Planet Ice on Euskirchen Way)
  • 08:55 Basingstoke - Business Centre Bus Stop Winchester Road (outside B&Q)
  • 09:00 Brighton Hill - opposite Beechdown Health Club Winchester Road.